White-crowned Sparrow

When a bird wants its picture taken it will tell you.  That was the case with this White-crowned Sparrow early this morning.  A little bit outside of its usual territory, which is more westerly, this one sat like a prince atop a bush near the southeastern corner of the park.  It postured and preened and showed me both of its sides, and if the light had been better — heavy rain clouds over Berkeley blocked the rising sun — I would have indulged its vanity with a few more takes.  But there it is.  One of the most common birds on the Northern California coast, and a very pretty one it is.

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